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David Ozgo Replaces Craig Williamson as Cigar Association of America President

David Ozgo is the new president of the Cigar Association of America (CAA). He will replace Craig Williamson, the longtime president of CAA, who announced…

Premium Cigar Exemption, Predicate Date Change Included in FY 2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Congress will once again take up the issue of whether to reverse or modify regulations from premium cigars, though this time the strategy is a…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR Write Open Letter to Congress Regarding Omnibus Bill

The three largest cigar trade groups are asking Congress for help. A letter from the Cigar Association of America (CAA), Cigar Rights of America (CRA)…

No Tax Break for New York Cigar Smokers

A proposed change in the tax rate on premium cigars in New York didn’t make the final cut of the state’s 2018 budget, which was…

CAA, CRA & IPCPR Issue Joint Statement on FDA Regulations

It’s been three weeks since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced its plans to regulate cigars. Now, the three largest cigar organizations—the Cigar Association…

Press Release: Cigar Association of America To Continue Working Closely With Food and Drug Administration as Agency Moves to Regulate Cigars

April, 24, 2014 (Washington D.C.) — The Cigar Association of America, the national trade association representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other suppliers, said today…